Re: Is Devanagari ल्लाँ ambiguous?

Cibu cibucj at
Wed May 6 04:53:48 CDT 2020

I thought one would transliterate this as 'llām̐'. That is, the candrabindu
occurring as the last.

On Wed, May 6, 2020 at 9:19 AM Richard Wordingham via Unicode <
unicode at> wrote:

> Is this Devanagari akshara ambiguous between "l̐lā" (with a nasalised
> first consonant, as in Sanskrit) and "llā̃ " (with a nasalised vowel, as
> in Hindi)?  If I understand correctly, the ISO 5919 transliterates the
> first reading as "m̐llā", or "m̐l lā" if one is splitting words
> combined by sandhi.
> Richard.
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